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Luthiers Bernie Lehmann and Jeff Cole have teamed up to create a unique offering: a tribute to Louis Panormo's "Spanish Style" guitars from 1830s London. Constructed with modern techniques and materials at hand, this Panormo marries the traditional--like Brazilian-Rosewood-and-Spruce laminated sides and a bees wax finished top--with the contemporary--see the graphite-reinforced neck, the bolt-on heelblock design. "I want people to be unsure if it is old or new when the first look at it," says Lehmann. Of course, it's a little bit of both.
The Sitka Spruce top is 30 years old, finished to a faint luster by bees wax and adorned by a pearl-inlaid bridge and rosette. Brazilian Rosewood for the fretboard, itself adorned with brass frets, mates beautifully to the ebonised Mahogany neck. Right down to the hand-turned Mammoth Ivory endpin and strap button, the attention to detail by Lehmann & Cole has paid off handsomely--and the voice is sweet, balanced, and surprisingly loud. For the Civil War buff or Early Romantic Classical musician, this Panormo is a one-of-a-kind right up your alley. And it comes with a custom coffin case from Lehmann & Cole, dark-green and burgundy like the original!
Luthiers Bernie Lehmann and Jeff Cole have teamed up to create a unique offering: a tribute to Louis Panormo's "Spanish Style" guitars from 1830s London. Constructed ...read full descriptionArtists who play instruments by this builder:
"Bernie's always been able to combine serious old-school instruments with modern improvements to great effect. This collaboration with Jeff Cole proves it yet again! The play feel is smooth and comfortable, and the trebles are sweet and warm." - Paul Heumiller